Priya strives to achieve an enriching nexus between research and teaching by transferring the knowledge to the students. With a very strong research background in practical and theoretical underpinnings of sustainable built environments, Priya is able to provide students with current knowledge and advanced tools in this area.
Priya's research interests span from sustainable building design, energy benchmarking and labelling, urban heat island, building performance simulation, indoor air quality, lighting and acoustics to citizen science in urban microclimate monitoring, mitigation and adaptation. As an internationally recognized expert in the field of building energy and indoor environmental performance and urban climatology, she has secured larges competitive grants, led multidisciplinary teams and developed new knowledge and innovative methods for climate change mitigation and adaptation which are adopted by the industry, communities and governments.
Priya teaches in the Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building Programme which involves a unique blend of courses that focus on key principles and practice of designing and delivering environmentally sustainable buildings, infrastructure and developments, where she challenges and helps students to build skills in energy efficient and sustainable building design for navigating the complex and rapidly changing built environment.